Engineering Technician - Reliability
Waukesha, WI 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Engineering Technician - Reliability

Req # 64161

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

At Generac, our people help make the world safer, brighter, and more productive. We are united by our efforts to inspire change for a better world; impact our people and community; influence and achieve positive results; and innovate the industry. Our shared goals allow people with diverse backgrounds and points of view to work together, bringing our global customers peace of mind through reliable products and exceptional support.

The Engineering Technician II is responsible for performing electrical, mechanical, and environmental tests of current and new product designs under general supervision. Coordinates continuous improvement activities to reduce the potential for product defects. Works with Engineering and is involved with problem identification, containment activities, action plan creation and execution. Ensures that the test requirements for product testing and processes are defined and met.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Setup test equipment and products in proper sequence per testing procedures.
  • Perform tests on prototypes, existing, and competitor products for stated criteria involving mechanical, electrical, environmental, and electromechanical functions through ISO 17025 and Laboratory Scope of Operations.
  • Use various mechanical, electrical, and electronic measurement devices.
  • Accurately interpret and document scientific notation, temperature, pressure, and other measurements.
  • Assists in the assembly and fabrication of test equipment and prototype products per blueprint specifications and assists in developing follow up documentation.
  • Follow guidelines for bill of materials;
  • Support manufacturing through troubleshooting activities.
  • Maintain test-related documentation in database environment.
  • Prepare formal and informal test reports.
  • Assist with the Generac Engineering Laboratory Audit and organization 5S programs.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures supporting the continuous improvement of the Engineering Lab.
Other Duties:
  • Actively participate with fellow Lab team members in daily maintenance of Lab environment and preventive maintenance of Lab equipment.
  • Partner with fellow Lab team members to execute projects and assist where necessary.

Minimal Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma;
  • 2 years of relevant work experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience managing projects or participating in project teams;
  • Experience using specialized equipment such as engine dynamometers;
  • Experience welding, shaping sheet metal, mill or turning (dependent on lab location).
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Excel and Word;
  • Able to work non-standard or extended work hours when necessary;
  • Demonstrate self-motivation;
  • Complete projects within guidelines;
  • Work effectively in a fast-pace, team environment;
  • Communicate effectively though written and oral means;
  • Demonstrate aptitude to lead and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Understand basic electrical techniques and theories;
  • Demonstrate testing competence as required per ISO 17025 and the Laboratory Scope of Operations;
  • Provide own basic set of tools.
Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; and talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to walk; stoop; crouch; bend and reach above shoulders. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance, waist high, up to 10 feet away. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to differentiate colors.. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in the typical conditions of a manufacturing environment including seasonal variation in temperatures and occasional exposure to manufacturing fumes or by-products. The employee must comply with the assigned location PPE requirements including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, appropriate gloves, clothing and shields for required tasks and closed toed or safety shoes as required by facility safety policies.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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